Los Angeles Real Estate By Carrie Bryden

Everybody’s Talkin’

Check out this upcoming comedy ensemble at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts  Thursday, February 17th at 8pm.

This event will be hosted by my friend and neighbor, hilarious comedian, Matt Dwyer. Also performing their musical talent, will be Les Blanks.

Please come out and support our local talent!

$5 suggested donation! Cheap date! 🙂

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2059 Ames St, Los Angeles Ca 90027

Presented by Carrie Bryden | 2059 Ames St, Los Angeles Ca 90027.

Please join us at one of our upcoming open houses:

Thursday, January 27th from 11am-2pm

Saturday, January 29th twilight open house from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Sunday, January 30th from 1pm-4pm

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Wine, Cheese and Sweets @ 2062 Panamint Drive

 

You are cordially invited to an exclusive, invitation only, twilight viewing of 2062 Panamint Drive:

 

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Come see this terrific entertainer’s home during the twilight hours of 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 22nd

Enjoy a special selection of wines chosen personally by the owner of Eagle Rock’s own Colorado Wine Company and delight in the selection of cheeses and sweets from Auntie Em’s Kitchen, a local favorite, while taking in the evening views of Downtown LA and surrounding Mount Washington.

 

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Please RSVP to cbryden@deasypenner.com or Call 323.829.1158
 
Hope to see you there!

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The Challenges Of Being A Real Estate Agent

RealtorThis entry is meant to give you insight into what it is really like to be a Real Estate Agent. While, I get to celebrate many wonderful successes and also make wonderful new neighbors and friends along the way, there are, as with all professions, hurdles and difficulties within my career. The reason I felt it important to write about it, is that I wonder, if most people just don’t understand what it is like to be on our side of the fence. So, I thought I’d share what I’ve experienced, as well as  what colleagues of mine have experienced, to hopefully provide more insight to our profession at large.

In the last year, I had a handful of buyers that were working with me on a regular basis. I was picking them up on weekends, making appointments, driving them around, buying them lunch, showing them homes and writing offers on their behalf. I must have spent several hundred dollars collectively on those buyers over the several months I was driving around, not to mention the time I put into scheduling appointments and going to them as well as open house tours, etc.

Now, most people might say, “Well, that’s the profession you chose and what is expected of you with no guarantee of a sale.”

Well, sort of.

You see, when an agent agrees to take you out and write offers for you and spend their time with you, in good faith, they anticipate that if you do purchase a home it will be with them. Last year, that handful I was eagerly servicing, driving around, dropping my family on the weekends for, well, they just didn’t have the same compassion and commitment to me. They bought homes with other Realtors. Not because I wasn’t doing my job, but just because they didn’t care. They didn’t care who represented them and they had no respect for the time I was giving them.

This is the most difficult part of being a Realtor, for me. It’s the time I dedicate to people, in good faith and with high integrity. It is so disappointing to think about the time  lost that I could’ve spent with my children on those weekends I was schlepping around for people that did not respect my time as I did theirs.

If you are considering buying a home, regardless if you were considering me or someone else as your agent, please think about the person you are selecting to represent you, choose someone you know has your best interest at heart and commit to them! Follow the Golden Rule!

You will be much happier in the long run knowing you had someone that truly cared, was looking out for your best interest and was as committed to you as you to them.

Some of my closest, dearest friends began as home buyers and sellers and I am grateful for those relationships.

Schindler’s James Eads How House

Living in Los Angeles, we get to experience all kinds of fun encounters in our lives here. As a fan of architecture, I was surprised one afternoon a few years ago on a field trip with my son’s Kindergarten class while speaking with his teacher about architecture. Turns out, Mrs. Schindler Ehrens, Kindergarten teacher at Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Los Feliz, is the Granddaughter of Rudolf Schindler. I have enjoyed listening to her stories, especially the one where Schindler and Neutra shared a hospital room. Mrs. Schindler Ehern’s mother came for a visit and asked R.M. Schindler what she should name the baby she was carrying,  Neutra interrupts, and says, “Name him Richard.”

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